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Donald Trump's recent immigration executive orders unleashed the worst political humanitarian crisis in recent US history. Here's how we're fighting back.

As ICE Brags About Arrests and Congress Works to Turbocharge Trump’s Deportation Agenda, A Reminder of the Futures Shattered and Families Separated

This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) boasted about how many people they arrested during the first 100 days – even though the majority of people they arrested are either immigrants with no criminal record or immigrants who are not threats to public safety. At the same time, the GOP-led House is attempting to turbocharge … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Elise Foley: “New Republican Bills Would Ramp Up A Trump Deportation Force”

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up multiple draconian immigration bills aimed at ramping up President Trump’s cruel and costly deportation force. In her latest piece for HuffPost, titled, “New Republican Bills Would Ramp Up A Trump Deportation Force,” Elise Foley describes what’s at stake with tomorrow’s markup. We excerpt the … Continue reading »

At Thursday HJC Markup, House GOP Seeks to Enable and Expand Trump’s Mass Deportation Agenda

HJC Markup on Series of Cruel, Chaotic, and Costly Immigration and Refugee Bills On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will begin to markup a series of cruel, costly, and chaotic immigration bills that would enable and expand the Trump mass deportation agenda, despite the massive consequences and costs to America already on display due to … Continue reading »

First 100 Days of Immigration: The Silence of Republicans in Congress Makes Them Trump’s Enablers on His Radical Immigration Agenda

As Donald Trump’s presidency reaches the first 100 days in office benchmark, we’ve been highlighting the Administration’s disastrous approach to immigration. In this, our latest installment of our series assessing Trump’s first 100 days on immigration (full series available here), we examine how Republicans on Capitol Hill have been Trump’s enablers and abetters on immigrants. … Continue reading »

Backbone on Steve King’s Racism: Lost in Congress, Found in Iowa

GOP Mostly Silent, While Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Calls for Republicans to Oppose His Re-Election Despite Steve King’s openly white nationalist comments, the vast majority of Republicans are content to ignore King’s comments or issue mealy-mouthed statements that show no backbone (looking at you, Speaker Ryan.) In an interview with Fox News, Speaker Ryan stated: “I’d like … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jennifer Rubin: “The Wall Comes Tumbling Down?”

In a new piece, Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, a conservative opinion writer, juxtaposes President Trump’s policies with a new poll from McClatchy-Marist on the nation’s views on immigration. Spoiler alert: Trump’s policies don’t align with the nation. As Rubin concludes, “Trump seems unable to give up his fixation with immigration. Unfortunately for him and Republicans, … Continue reading »

The American Public Overwhelmingly Sides with Clinton over Trump on Immigration Policy and Politics

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running very different campaigns on a number of topics, few issues present such a stark contrast as immigration. Not only do the two candidates offer diametrically opposed views on the role of immigration and immigrants in America, but their positions are anchored in divergent theories regarding the politics … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Portman’s Record Speaks Louder Than Last-Minute Campaign Promises

Last night, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (R) said that he “very strongly” supports a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans, while his rival, incumbent Senator Rob Portman, expressed support for just legalizing their status.  Some are reporting that this means the candidates largely agree on immigration.  But for veterans of the immigration debate, Portman’s … Continue reading »

¿Qué está en juego en esta elección? DACA para los DREAMers y el futuro económico de Florida

Las principales y consistentes promesas inmigratorias de Donald Trump no son solamente palabras en un teleapuntador, sino una verdadera amenaza a miles de floridanos, especialmente para los cerca de 50,000 que tienen un estatus legal temporal gracias al programa de Acción Diferida para Quienes Llegaron en la Infancia (DACA) del presidente Obama. Más allá del perjuicio personal … Continue reading »